The Academy is having a super spring sale

Cookery School Customers

For a fantastic 10% discount off all our one day courses in March and April, including Ultimate Michelin Star Magic, just enter VC10 in the discount box at checkout.
Only limited places available so book online now to guarantee your place.


Following the success of the Hull Truck’s first ever Food Festival in March 2010, we are delighted to announce Nigel Brown will return for an even bigger event for 2011.

Jean Christophe Novelli

Celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli will be headlining the main demonstration stage on Sunday 27th March making it a ‘not to be missed’ event. The Michelin and 5AA Rosette award winning French chef will be running a series of four demonstrations during the day.

Nigel Brown Chef

Once voted one of the ‘Top 100 Sexiest Men in the World’ Jean Christophe will be joined onstage by friend and local celebrity chef Nigel Brown. Nigel, who starred along with fellow Yorkshireman James Martin at last year’s event, has his own cookery academy in North Lincolnshire and regularly demonstrates at top food festivals across the country. This year’s demonstrations will showcase a brand new concept in cookery demonstrations making them exciting and entertaining even for the non-foodies!

Hull Truck Logo

There are four demonstrations throughout the day and cost £20 per person per show. Tickets have just been released on sale so book early to reserve your seats. For online booking visit Hull Truck Theatre Online Booking
27 Mar 2011 @ 12.30pm, 2.45pm, 5pm, 7.30pm

In addition to the celebrity chef demonstrations, there will also be a bigger, better Food Festival Market for 2011.

There is Free Entry all day for the market. The food festival will host local suppliers selling the very best in fresh produce and Hull Truck will also be serving freshly cooked food straight from the grill in Theatre Square.


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We have 4 fantastic One Day Courses in January at the special Late Deal price of only £125 per person saving a whopping £50 per person. Choose from Pudding and Pie, Chocolate and Sugarwork, East Meets West or our popular Saturday Cookshop. With only limited availability, book online now to reserve your place.

Lemon Meringue Pie, Nigel Brown Cookery Academy

Also on offer at only £70 is our half day Traditional Italian Pasta class saving you a massive £25. Again, there are only a few places left so be quick if you want to take advantage of this deal.

The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
01469 530044

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Maritime Secret Supper Club

Dine in style aboard the magnificent Spider T. A magical setting for all your special occasions, with our period dining room and Edwardian splendour all complemented with the finest locally sourced foods prepared by Nigel while you watch with excitement, sit back and relax, it’s time for a taste of indulgence in an elegant and very exclusive setting.

Spider T North Lincolnshire

Prices start from £100 per head based on the example menu below and catering for between 10 – 12 guests. You are welcome to host a smaller more intimate party, however, the minimum charge is for 10. As the Spider T is unlicenced we are unable to provide a wine list but you are very welcome to bring your own and glassware and corkage are complimentary. Tea, coffee, orange juice and water are included.

We have a range of menus to suit all occasions or you may like to create your own to personalise your event or theme to suit your guests. We can offer suggestions for food allergies, alternative diets or perhaps you just love baked beans with your fois gras? Just let us know exactly what you want and we’ll cater to your request. Just send us your ideas and we’ll customise a menu and price specifically for you.
As the Spider T is a living, working sailing ship, you may like to organise your event in a different location such as Grimsby, Hull, Bridlington, Scarborough or any other place suitable for mooring. We can offer lunch or afternoon tea whilst you sail (up to 12) or for the ultimate event, why not stay aboard the Spider T overnight and enjoy being captain of the ship.

With so many options to personalise your birthday, anniversary, team building event, wedding or dinner party, you’ll be spoilt for choice aboard the Spider T.

Creme Brulee

If you’re having a private or corporate event and would like to impress, just let us know what kind of reception or event you have in mind, and we’ll tailor our service to suit.

Ideal for small groups looking for a fantastic new and unique dining experience.
Due to increasing popularity and Nigel’s busy diary you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Spider T Exclusive Fine Dining

Example Menu

Soup Course
Cream of onion
Lincolnshire poacher straws
Balsamic lavender ice cream and pesto dressing

Salad Course
Confit of smoked chicken
Sauté wild mushrooms, pine nuts and beetroot shavings

Fish Course
Fricassee of monkfish, halibut, green lip mussels
Lemon and parsley foam

Main Course
Slow roast leg and loin pork
Pork belly crackling, caramelised apple, sorrel, apple gel and jus roti
Seasonal vegetables and potatoes

Crème Brulee with raspberries

Cheese Course
A selection of English cheeses, crackers,
celery, apples & grapes

Tea, coffee & petit fours

£100.00 per cover

For more details visit
www.nigelbrownchef.co.uk or call 01469 530044
Media, Events, Bookings & Enquiries
Email: info@nigelbrownchef.co.uk

For more information about Spider T visit

Visit www.spidert.co.uk or call Mal on 01724783506
e-mail m.nicholson4@sky.com

A DINING experience with a difference has been launched aboard super sloop Spider T berthed at Keadby Lock.

On a cold December evening with thick slabs of ice still floating in the Stainforth & Keadby Canal, guests gathered for the inaugural ‘meeting’ of The Old Maritime Secret Supper Club.

Chef Nigel Brown at work in the galley

Chef Nigel Brown at work in the galley.

Renowned local chef Nigel Brown, whose Cookery Academy is based at The Ropewalk in Barton-upon-Humber, demonstrated his skills in the galley of the beautifully restored sloop which was itself launched at New Holland in 1926.

The evening was hosted by Spider T’s owners Mal and Val Nicholson, who have lovingly restored this treasure of the national historic fleet, with Nigel Brown and Lisa Barker demonstrating and serving the delicacies prepared on the galley’s Rayburn range.

Guests included members of the Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society and the Humber Yawl Club which are both dedicated to preserving traditional craft of the estuary in their traditional waters.

With its Edwardian ambience, the Spider T’s dining room will be a ‘secret’ rendezvous for that special occasion, be it a private or corporate event, catering for up to 12 people for whom Nigel will demonstrate his cooking skills using locally sourced foods.

For further details The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy call 01469 530044.

Published: 02:05PM Dec 16th, 2010
By: Janet Richardson

On Wednesday 15 December the Old Maritime Secret Supper Club will be launched aboard the Spider T at Keadby Lock. From 7pm a number of specially invited guests will come onto the sumptuously renovated Humber Super Sloop to sample a variety of delicious dishes cooked by renowned chef Nigel Brown.

Spider T Dining

The event will be the start of a new venture for Mal Nicholson, owner of the Spider T. Throughout 2011 groups will be able to become part of the ‘The Old Maritime Secret Supper Club’ by hiring the ship for their special event.

Spider T North Lincolnshire

With events running regularly. the Club will be a chance for groups to come aboard this treasure of the National Historic Fleet and have a delicious supper prepared for them. They will be able to watch as Nigel Brown cooks their meal right before their eyes in the ship’s well-equipped galley.

For more details visit
www.nigelbrownchef.co.uk or call 01469 530044
Media, Events, Bookings & Enquiries
Email: info@nigelbrownchef.co.uk

Visit www.spidert.co.uk or call Mal on 01724783506
e-mail m.nicholson4@sky.com

To get you in the festive spirit and promote the fantastic selection of fresh produce from the market top chef Nigel Brown will be demonstrating Christmas cookery in the entrance to Scunthorpe Market in Library Square on Saturday 11th December.

Nigel Brown Chef

Using ingredients from the market Nigel will be cooking up some tasty treats for the Christmas holidays including lots of hints and tips for preparing that extra special lunch. Nigel said “So many people get into such a pickle cooking lunch on Christmas Day but there are lots of ways to make life easier for yourself to free you from the kitchen and enjoy the festivities”.

There will be two demonstrations, the first at 11am and the second at 12.45pm. Nigel will be available after each demonstration to answer any party food questions.

A Taste of Christmas Cookery Course

There are still a few places left at Nigel’s Cookery Academy in Barton for his Taste of Christmas cookery course on Saturday 18th December, so if you’d like to book a place and make your very own Christmas pudding along with other stunning creations then simply book online at www.nigelbrownchef.co.uk.